Roasted Winter Vegetables and Chicken Salad

I love roasted vegetables, and I love the winter root vegetables roasted with spices.  I put a different spice on each one, and the flavors were wonderful!  Al even liked this a lot.  It’s nice to have a winter dinner salad that I can just pull out of the fridge, and not have to do anything else!  Although next time I think I’ll serve it on a bed of baby spinach.

Roasted Winter Vegetables and Chicken Salad

Roasted Winter Vegetables and Chicken Salad

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 turnip, peeled and cubed
1 rutabaga, peeled and cubed
1 red onion, cut into large dice
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 t cumin
1 t turmeric
1 t coriander
1 t paprika
1 t garlic salt
1 bunch red seedless grapes, cut in half
1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly including tops
1 1/2 C chopped pecans
2 – 4 T red wine vinegar

Line cookie sheets with foil, lightly coat with cooking spray, and pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.  Put cubed vegetables and chicken in a single layer on the cookie sheet and sprinkle each with a different spice, I used them in the order listed.  Roast for 1/2 hour.  You will need to do this in shifts.  Mix cooled veggies and chicken with rest of ingredients except vinegar.  Sprinkle with red wine vinegar to taste.

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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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